Christiania, the famous freetown of Copenhagen, is without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions.

This controversial area is loved by many, but has been a turning point for strong debate, especially because of the locals' relaxed view on hash and some unfortunate violent incidents.

Christiania was founded in 1971, when a group of people cut a hole in the fence to the military barracks in Bådmandsgade. Soon the area was known for Pusher Street, where you could buy hash and pot – but no hard drugs – from various stalls.

Today many of the original settlers still live in the collectively controlled village, and the area has a clear 70s feel to it.

Around 1,000 people live in Christiania and every year more than 500,000 people come to visit.

A lot of the people living in Christiania built their homes themselves giving the area an extremely interesting architectural feel. And you will find a variety of eco-restaurants, workshops, galleries and music venues offering all sorts of cultural experiences.


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